Sunday, June 24, 2012
The Story Behind These Vinyl Finds
Been going back to Dr. Strange Records every week since I found it. Here's the disclosure. They cater mostly to punk music. Some thrash, some DIY, some metal but for the the most part punk. So after I found another one of these 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett LP for 50c, I asked the guy behind that counter what's the deal because the story obviously doesn't make any profit off these. Not only can I score them for less than a buck, I also have to pay into a jar -- which turned out to be a donation box for the local humane society. I was told that people come into this (punk) record store wanting to sell their old vinyl collections for whatever they can get. A store employee would tell them that it's really a specialty store catering to a very specific genre of youth-oriented music, i.e. punk. These would-be sellers would be frustrated and really just want to get rid of their old "stuff" so they would ask if they can just leave them there. And on my last visit, there were about 4 crates of discards that I sorted through to find this vinyl. I also found 3 more George Benson LPs. I like it.